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Mission & Core Values

Mission Statement

The mission of Lincoln Memorial University-Richard A. Gillespie College of Veterinary Medicine is to prepare veterinarians who are committed to the premise that the cornerstone of meaningful existence is service to attain optimal health for people, animals, and our environment. The mission of the LMU-CVM is achieved by:

- Graduating Doctors of Veterinary Medicine
- Providing a values-based learning community as the context for teaching, research, and service
- Serving the health and wellness needs of people, animals, and the environment within the Appalachian region and beyond with an emphasis on the One Health approach
- Focusing on comprehensive veterinary health care in companion animal, equine health, production animal health, and public health/comparative biomedical sciences
- Investing in quality undergraduate and graduate academic programs supported by superior faculty and technology
- Embracing compassionate veterinary care that values diversity, public service, and leadership as an enduring commitment to professionalism and the highest ethical standard


Core Values

The Lincoln Memorial University-Richard A. Gillespie College of Veterinary Medicine promotes a value-based organization -- Values which have been developed by our entire CVM team and are comprised of student success, academic quality, innovation, professional excellence, and community culture. 

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    • Engagement
    • Mentorship
    • Investment
    • Respect
    • Opportunity
    • Research
    • Engaged Faculty & Staff
    • State of the Art Facilities
    • Experiential
    • Career-Ready Graduates
    • Research
    • Simulation
    • Technology
    • Adaptable
    • Relevant
    • Research
    • One Health
    • Integrity
    • Life-Long Learning
    • Accountability
    • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
    • Growth Mindset
    • Wellbeing
    • Collaboration
    • Resiliency